Unplanned drive through Zion National Park

Because our GPS broke down, we relied on manual navigation. That meant we were crazy enough to choose a shortcut that was barely a visible line on the map; also known as Utah State Route 9. Oh boy did I not regret (or regret) that decision. We didn’t know that route cut through Zion National Park. I did not regret taken Route 9 because Zion National Park was a magnificent place on earth with true beauty. I regret because if I had known, I would have planned a more detailed trip there.

It was winter so it had some snow on the ground. When the sun was up, most of it melted away. The air was a cool breeze so refreshing that it was like chewing on a pack of Excel gum.

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Because it was unplanned, we did not venture on foot. However, the drive within the mountains was already an experience enough for me to appreciate the beauty.

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The mountains were so close and so big that it was almost intimidating.

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But Zion also had its mellow side, even in the winter…

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Zion National Park is definitely on my list to visit again. Next time, hopefully, that I will get to experience more of this beautiful place.

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